Apr 19 2019

Marbella


220-33 Northern Blvd
Bayside, NY 11361

Old fashioned Spanish eatery. 47 years old and one of staff has been there for 40 plus years.

I pass by it all the time and never thought of dine there – like an old furniture – ha ha ha – Will return.

Service and food are great. The Paella is good.
A Semi basement but the ceiling height is good.

String beans are soft
Bread is great
Like their mini decanter (not the glass tho)
Sauces are delicious that we nearly finished two basket of bread – don’t supply the second basket pls.
Bathroom is clean – the only complain would be three stalls making it too tight and unnecessary – two would have been a better choice.

Tiles – one wrong (are you thinking the Glazed Tiles …) – not a complain – just something you can look forward to -:)


Apr 5 2019

Serena’s Wine Bar Cafe


1268 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10065

Won’t return.

Their wine is not too good and service is so so.

I’ve two reds: Sangiovese, Toscana La Lecciaia 2010 and Bordeaux Chateau haut Heyruguet 2016. Between the two, Bordeaux is better.

Both are $13 a glass (retail at $16.99 and $11.99 a bottle on vivino), NOT complaining how much they charge but wondering why can’t they serve better quality wines. Which brings me to Barcibo Enoteca on B’way that served excellent Italian wines but it had closed … hmmmm … Was it because the cost of better wines cost their business?

The skinless almonds are really good. The olives are looking tired and too many, just not appetizing. The cheeses on the Small Cheese Plates are good.

… Forgot to ask if the bar is named after the tennis great -:)